Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy/Slow Boat

Route & General Observations

Standard skin track up to saddle below Troy, then back up from collection meadow to Slow Boat.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

shooting cracks and shallow windslab that propagated and slid on first couple turns in the treed entrance to Slowboat. Relatively low consequence terrain and small slabs (10-15cm), but worth remaining vigilant.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Clear and sunny. warming.

Snow surface

Variable: from sastrugi to windboard to subtle wind crust to blown-in powder.